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#1 Andrew

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:01 PM

From The Register:

At the Mix conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new
platform preview, available for download here.


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Note: IE9 Platform Preview requires Windows Vista SP2 or newer. So we XP holdouts are SOL. I guess it's back to Firefox for me!

Edited by Andrew, 16 March 2010 - 07:03 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:55 PM

It's nice. I have been playing with it.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:53 AM

I'll be fine with my inferior IE6 >:D

....besides, I've more or less converted to Firefox anyways, so it doesn't matter too much.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:00 AM

Internet Explorer ?
Ohhhh that internet app my brother used to use 8 years ago Lol.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:14 AM

More significantly, it is at least six times better than IE8.

I'm very curious how one can establish such a number.....
I guess, Firefox is 3.87 times better than IE...

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 12:37 AM

I'll be fine with my inferior IE6 >:D

....besides, I've more or less converted to Firefox anyways, so it doesn't matter too much.

Not entirely true. Windows uses the IE engine in a number of places, like in showing help files, Outlook and Outlook Express, displaying the Control Panel, and others.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:18 AM

I'll be fine with my inferior IE6 >:D

....besides, I've more or less converted to Firefox anyways, so it doesn't matter too much.

Not entirely true. Windows uses the IE engine in a number of places, like in showing help files, Outlook and Outlook Express, displaying the Control Panel, and others.



Yer thats true

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:13 AM

I'm very curious how one can establish such a number.....

The speed increase is primarily in the javascript rendering engine, and is partly based on the fact that it actually utilizes multiple core systems. Javascript in IE8 is slow compared to other browsers, but most people do not even notice. I notice because some of the web aps that I work on have thousands of lines of javascript.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:10 AM

First post for this new member. Hello everyone. :thumbsup:

I wonder if IE9 can be configured the way I do IE6.

With IE6 I'm able to combine all the upper toolbars into one bar to save space.
I haven't been able to do that with IE8, yet.

My reasoning is that I want the most available vertical space to compensate for these darn "Short Screens" (common name: widescreen).

I like the idea of using all the cpu cores. I'll have to try it.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:45 AM

THe only thing available right now is t he developer's preview. It is not yet a usable browser.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:32 PM

With IE6 I'm able to combine all the upper toolbars into one bar to save space.
I haven't been able to do that with IE8, yet.


I been doing that with Firefox for years.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:47 PM

More significantly, it is at least six times better than IE8.

I'm very curious how one can establish such a number.....
I guess, Firefox is 3.87 times better than IE...

Haha...too true. :thumbsup: :inlove:

IE8 sucks pretty bad. IE7 was usable, but I still didn't like it. I've been a Firefox convert since Summer 2009, and I'll never go back to IE. :flowers:

I'll probably install version 9 if/when it comes out in Windows Update, but that's only because it's new and I'm curious. I'll never use it unless I have to (rarely, I'll find a website that will only work in IE). Won't change much for me...Firefox still rules, in my opinion. :trumpet:
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 03:38 PM

My reasoning is that I want the most available vertical space to compensate for these darn "Short Screens" (common name: widescreen).


Me Too I like my old HP DV 9000 for that reason bought a new Dell 17" that is half the size screen wise have to scroll too much.Hello computer makers WTF are you thinking.Hello Anyone Home. :thumbsup:

I had to uninstall Firefox as it kept crashing my computer something on my computer doesn't like Firefox :flowers:

Edited by T1000, 19 March 2010 - 04:01 PM.

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2.) Dell Inspiron 1764 17" Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Intel Dual Core i5 2.53 GHz w/Turbo Boost Technology, (3MB cache) Media Graphics Accelerator, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB Ram DDR3, Western Digital 1TB external HDD, My Book Essential.

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 08:42 AM

thank you very much :thumbsup:




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